Union Pacific Recognized for Sustainability Practices

Jul 21, 2014 5:05 PM ET

Union Pacific Railroad recently was named to Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75), a list profiling companies that demonstrate a commitment to environmentally sustainable supply chains, logistics and transportation practices.

Examples of the railroad’s environmental accomplishments in 2013 include eliminating an estimated 33.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gases due to shippers choosing rail over truck transportation; recycling or distributing more than 400,000 pounds of electronic equipment and nearly 1.4 million pounds of signal batteries; and diverting from landfills more than 830,000 million tons of waste, which accounts for an estimated 77 percent of the company’s waste.

The G75 list is chosen by Inbound Logistics editors who take into consideration a company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, collaborative customer-driven projects, and participation in public-private partnerships. The four benchmarks that carry weight in the decision-making process include measureable environmental results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

Union Pacific media contact: Elizabeth Hutchison at 402-544-8433 or eehutchi@up.com.